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Twitter publishes first Transparency Report detailing DMCA takedowns and government info requests

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Twitter says that it has received more information requests from the government in the first half of 2012 than it did in all of 2011. That’s just one piece of data offered in today’s first ever Twitter Transparency Report. The report is an effort by Twitter to fully expose how...
Twitter publishes first Transparency Report detailing DMCA takedowns and government info requests
DMCA Fun: Movie Studios Issue Takedowns Over Their Authorized Films

Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

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The other day it occurred to me to have a look at the Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' category for 3D printer plans, to see what's been added since it launched with a 3D pirate ship model earlier this year. Among the odds and ends (both useful and just-for-fun) like a whistle,...
Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

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On Friday, we wrote about how the RIAA has already started pitching the terrible idea that we should do away with the important DMCA safe harbors, which make sure that liability for infringement is properly applied to those actually infringing, rather than tools and services. The RIAA, however, thinks that...
Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors
Anonymous DDOS participants tricked into installing Zeus trojan, says Symantec

How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

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We've seen plenty of ridiculous stories about bogus DMCA takedowns, but none get so ridiculous as the ones in which the content being demanded taken down is the officially released content. This often happens because of shoddy / clueless middlemen, as is the case with the latest example being passed...
How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

Patents, Patents, Copyright, Patents (and an antitrust suit)

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This week we saw a slew of intellectual property debates in and out of court. From a former Senate sponsor admitting the SOPA/PIPA bills were risky to the Internet, to a jury handing down a decision in the patent half of the Oracle v. Google trial, no stone of tech intellectual...
Patents, Patents, Copyright, Patents (and an antitrust suit)

YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music

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Patrick McKay, who has been a harsh critic of some of YouTube's failings when it comes to the DMCA process and various takedowns, has highlighted a very serious issue with YouTube that has received little attention. YouTube now admits that, when it comes to some videos that contain content from...
YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music

Anti-Piracy Company 'Tests' Mega's Copyright Takedown Skills

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What a first week for Mega. The official launch last weekend, the big and loud press conference and party on Sunday, plus a massive influx of users throughout the week shooting the site into the big league in record time. As predicted, the site has indeed become the most scrutinized...
Anti-Piracy Company 'Tests' Mega's Copyright Takedown Skills
RIAA wants to issue unlimited takedowns to Google

Another Terrible Idea From Russia: Using Whitelists To Control Access To The Internet

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Techdirt has been reporting on a steady stream of bad tech ideas coming out of Russia, including content monitoring, banning children from using WiFi, anti-piracy laws requiring takedowns in 24 hours and -- of course -- site blocking. But such blacklists are too permissive for some Russians: over on Google+,...
Another Terrible Idea From Russia: Using Whitelists To Control Access To The Internet

RT @NewTeeVee: Chatroulette Piano Improv’s Merton on YouTube Takedowns, Ben Folds and What’s Under That Hoodie http://dlvr.it/PdYX

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RT @NewTeeVee: Chatroulette Piano Improv’s Merton on YouTube Takedowns, Ben Folds and What’s Under That Hoodie http://dlvr.it/PdYX

Hide your secrets, Anonymous wants to launch a WikiLeaks competitor

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Love 'em or hate 'em, it's hard to ignore Anonymous. The hacktivist is famously associated with, among other things, protests against the Church of Scientology, takedowns of government websites, cyber-attacks, and--from time to time--just rampant trolling. Judging from this report from The Hacker News, however, it looks as though...
Hide your secrets, Anonymous wants to launch a WikiLeaks competitor

Should we trust Google when it comes to piracy and search?

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As we reported earlier, Google recently announced that it will start filtering its search results based in part on the number of copyright-takedown requests that have been filed against a site: according to a blog post from the search giant, it will tweak its algorithms to rank a website lower...
Should we trust Google when it comes to piracy and search?

BTJunkie shuts down: Are the Feds winning the war?

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Late last night, the fifth largest BitTorrent search engine — BTJunkie — was voluntarily shut down by its owners. Like Mininova, BTJunkie was set up in the wake of Suprnova’s shutdown in 2005. BTJunkie is survived by its bigger brothers: The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, KickassTorrents, and IsoHunt.The message on the...
BTJunkie shuts down: Are the Feds winning the war?

Google says US government takedown requests have doubled in last six months

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New data released by Google shows that US government requests to remove search results, YouTube videos and other content has increased by 103 percent in the last half year. The company also released takedown information from around the world that show countries targeting everything from social network profiles to a...
Google says US government takedown requests have doubled in last six months

Dancing Baby Video Fight Heads Back To Court: Will A Bogus Takedown Finally Get Punished?

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Yesterday, our most popular post involved a story of a questionable DMCA takedown notice leading to the shutdown of 1.5 million sites. This was not a first. We've written numerous times about bogus DMCA notices and the damage they can cause by censoring works without an adversarial hearing first. And...
Dancing Baby Video Fight Heads Back To Court: Will A Bogus Takedown Finally Get Punished?
YouTube isn't going to manually check videos for copyright infringement after all

GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked

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A member of the Anonymous collective claims responsibility for hacking the internet's largest domain registrarGoDaddy, the internet's largest domain registrar, was hacked on Monday morning by a member of the Anonymous hacking group. Although it was not clear how many websites were affected, "DNS" or Domain Name System, "GoDaddy" and...
GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked
Meet the 'Deciders,' the gatekeepers of free speech on the internet

YouTube Weighs In on Hitler, Parodies, Mashups & Fair Use

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YouTube said in a blog post today that it is "committed to supporting new forms of original creativity, protecting fair use, and providing a seamless user experience", offering what seems like a response to the drama over the past few days involving a number of parody videos on the site....
YouTube Weighs In on Hitler, Parodies, Mashups & Fair Use

Warez Download Site OneDDL Calls It Quits Citing Legal Concerns

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With the rise and rise of cheap hosting with masses of available bandwidth and endless cloud storage, cyberlocker hosting sites have become the weapon of choice for many file-sharers. Of course, in January the cyberlocker market had a rude awakening in the form of the Megaupload raids, and ever since...
Warez Download Site OneDDL Calls It Quits Citing Legal Concerns
Microsoft Sends Google A DMCA Notice... To Block Microsoft's Bing Search Engine

Why It's Almost Impossible To Get Punished For A Bogus DMCA Takedown

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Yesterday, we wrote about the latest in the long running saga that is Stephanie Lenz's battle (with the help of the EFF) over whether or not Universal Music was right to issue a DMCA takedown for her 29 second video of her toddler son dancing to a (barely audible) Prince...
Why It's Almost Impossible To Get Punished For A Bogus DMCA Takedown

YouTube Blocks Israeli Hamas Assassination Video

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Israel has gone to war with Hamas in Gaza, and it is using the Internet as weapon, employing services like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr on its behalf. The idea is familiar to anyone who has a message to push in 2012: Instead of relying on middlemen like the press to convey...
YouTube Blocks Israeli Hamas Assassination Video

Here's The Vine Video Prince Abused The DMCA To Take Down

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We just posted about Prince's NPG Records issuing DMCA takedowns on a set of Vine videos. While noting that Prince regularly seeks to shut down internet support of his work far beyond what the law allows, we also pointed out that, given the 6 second limit on Vine videos, it...
Here's The Vine Video Prince Abused The DMCA To Take Down

Microsoft And Adobe Take Down File Sharing Service In Ukraine

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It seems this is the month of shutting down file sharing sites. Microsoft and Adobe have filed to take down ex.ua, a file sharing service in the Ukraine. The site has been shut down after a six month investigation into claims of piracy. Ex.ua is a very popular site...
Microsoft And Adobe Take Down File Sharing Service In Ukraine

DMCA Notices So Stupid It Hurts

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Google's decision to be much more transparent about DMCA takedowns for search has revealed a swathe of absolutely ridiculously stupid DMCA notices. We've covered some already, but TorrentFreak has found some more -- including multiple cases of DMCA notices by copyright holders that aren't just against their own best interests,...
DMCA Notices So Stupid It Hurts
Google Lifts The Veil On Copyright Takedowns: Reveals Detailed Data On Who Requests Link Removals

Copyright "Strike" Systems Are Modern Witch Trials

torrentfreak.com
The YouTube copyright takedown system is a mess. Takedowns and monetization claims can be made by just about anyone, as long as you’re a large media company, and there’s little anyone unfairly or improperly targeted by them can do. A lot of the problems with the system were exposed a...
Copyright "Strike" Systems Are Modern Witch Trials
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